has ten years experience in structural and dynamical studies of condensed matter.
During his Ph.D., he used inelastic neutron scattering at Institute Laue Langevin (ILL, Grenoble, France) to study elementary excitations in superfluid helium 4 confined in a porous glass matrix at very low temperatures, a model quantum system. He obtained his Ph.D. at University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble 1, in 1999.
As a post-doc at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), he applied a high-energy x-ray reflectivity technique to the study of buried interfaces (a few Å thick) between two silicon wafers bonded by molecular interactions, and acquired expertise in surface sensitive x-ray scattering techniques for in-situ structural studies of semiconductor surfaces. He recently developed an ion beam technique to obtain self-organized nanodot arrays.
He has authored 10 publications, and been involved in several international collaborations. He is now “Maître de Conférences” at University Paris XI and researcher at CSNSM-Orsay. He is mainly concerned with ion irradiation techniques for the controlled modification of materials\'properties at the nanometric scale.